Tag: navigators

Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Who is Eligible for Marketplace Coverage?

November 1 marked the first day of the Marketplace Open Enrollment Period in most states. CHIR recently updated its Navigator Resource Guide, and we’ll be highlighting frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the Navigator Guide throughout the annual enrollment window. This week, we’re taking a look at who is eligible for Marketplace plans.

Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Coverage of Reproductive Health Care

In most states, it’s the last week to sign up for marketplace plan that begins January 1. The Affordable Care Act expanded access to reproductive health services. As part of CHIR’s weekly installment of FAQs from our updated Navigator Resource Guide, we highlight questions about the marketplace and reproductive health care.

Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: Who is Eligible for Marketplace Coverage?

Open Enrollment is underway, and our newly updated Navigator Resource Guide can help Navigators and consumers throughout the entire enrollment process. During Open Enrollment, CHIR will highlight FAQs that are likely top of mind for consumers and those assisting them. This week, CHIR’s Emma Walsh-Alker focuses on who is eligible for marketplace coverage.

The Affordable Care Act in the Biden Era: Identifying Federal Priorities for Administrative Action

The Biden administration has pledged to use its executive authority to build on and improve the Affordable Care Act. In a new issue brief for the Commonwealth Fund, Katie Keith analyzes recommendations to the Biden–Harris presidential transition team made by patient and consumer advocates, health insurers, hospitals, physicians, state marketplace officials, and state insurance commissioners to identify high-priority policy changes.

Rookie Report: How did New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Marketplaces Fare in Their Inaugural Enrollment Period?

After seven enrollment cycles on HealthCare.gov, New Jersey and Pennsylvania both launched new state marketplace websites in time for the latest Open Enrollment Period. Both states saw increases in marketplace enrollment over previous years. To understand how this transition went for Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents, and to extract potential lessons for the states that are transitioning to running their own marketplaces, we sought insight from people on the ground: consumer assisters.

January Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

As the snow continues to fall, the CHIR team has cozied up indoors with new health policy research. This month, Nia Gooding reviewed studies on rates of enrollment in Marketplace coverage for 2021, Navigator experiences enrolling consumers during the 2021 Open Enrollment period, and outcomes from balance billing arbitration in New Jersey.

August Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

The month of August went by in a flash, or painstakingly slowly, but either way it produced some great health policy research. CHIR’s Nia Gooding provides our monthly round up of health insurance-related studies and analyses.

Navigators Can Help Close Insurance Gaps Exacerbated by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges for Navigators. To learn more about their experience, and how they are helping consumers manage often unexpected transitions in coverage, CHIR’s Olivia Hoppe talked with six navigators across five states using the FFM to hear how they were faring.

March Research Round Up: What We’re Reading

Spring has arrived, and the research is blooming! This March, CHIR’s Olivia Hoppe was buzzing around studies on direct enrollment, balance billing from air ambulance rides, affordability for middle-income consumers, and the roles of assisters and support tools.

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